Cottages by the Sea in Cornwall

Welcome to our selection of Cornish self catering properties close to the sea. Perfect for family breaks or a holiday with friends, we list everything from beach front cottages in Sennen to old fisherman’s cottages in Portmellon… and everything in between! Many of the properties here are within a stones throw from the coast so quite often you don’t even need the car to visit the beach.

We’ve also commented on those properties that boast wide ranging views, as we don’t think there’s a much better way to spend the evening than with a glass of wine in the garden watching the sunset over the Atlantic!

For more information, including prices and availability, simply click on the name of the property. Alternatively you can click here to browse all cottages in Cornwall, including those properties further inland.

Featured Accommodation

Mariners Cottage

Boscastle, Cornwall.

Sleeps 3. Set in a quiet lane, Mariners is one of a charming little row of listed coastguard cottages, just a minute’s walk from the heart of Boscastle. With its spectacular harbour, the village boasts shops, pubs, restaurants and a Witchcraft Museum. Cottage Code: GRJ.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

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Porth Nanven Barn

Bosorne, St Just, Cornwall.

Sleeps 5. Finished and equipped to a high standard, this beautifully converted Cornish granite barn featues high-pitched ceilings with exposed rafters and rugs on wooden or slate floors. The quiet cove of Porth Nanven is a short walk away. Cottage Code: T90.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Little Lanherne Farm

St Mawgan, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 14. Set in approximately 2½ acres of grounds, Little Lanherne Farm dates back in part to the 14th century. Standing detached with a lawned garden, it lies halfway between Padstow and Newquay on the dramatic north coast of Cornwall. Cottage Code: TP9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

The Courtyard

Tehidy Park, Camborne, Cornwall.

Sleeps 6. This converted wing of a Grade II listed Cornish mansion boasts a stylish dining/reception room with granite pillars leading onto a terrace area overlooking the Italianate sunken garden. The 42 acre estate borders woodlands and a golf course. Cottage Code: GO4.

  • Close to Sea
  • 18th Century

Driftwood Cottages – Driftwood

Porth, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2 – 4. Just 50 yards from Porth beach, these two carefully converted cottages are set in a secluded courtyard. Relax on the large decked roof terrace and take in the sea views. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: TNZ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century